Textbender is a system of collaborative writing based on recombinant text. It implements a social Web medium with potential applications ranging from open art to open democracy. The underlying mechanism is evolutionary genetics: the text exists as a population of variants, one per author; authors swap fragments and arrangements of the text, peer to peer; and genes encode a traceable record of authorship throughout. Initial development is aimed at creative works, particularly at short verse and prose.
tich is a "Today In Computing History" Google Gadget that displays an event in history for each day of the year. You'll find out things like: "What joke did Grace Hopper pull the day after the 'first actual bug' was found in the Mark I?" and "Where did the term 'virus' come from?". It can also be used on your own Web site.